February 2011 Indie Next List
“Brockmeier's latest novel weaves together disparate voices in a stunning meditation on pain and beauty. Like the best speculative fiction, it wields the paranormal to show us a very present truth. The Illumination is a reminder that, no matter how dramatically the world changes around us, people are and always will be people - and that there is a brightness in that, regardless of our failings.”
— Jenn Northington, WORD, Brooklyn, NY
What if our pain was the most beautiful thing about us? From a bestselling and award-winning author comes a new novel of stunning artistry and imagination about the wounds we all bear and the light that radiates from us all.